Jamieson, Bonar named 2020 DCI Scholarship Recipients

Jersey Surf members Lauren Jamieson and Shelby Bonar have been selected as recipients of two different scholarships offered by organizations in cooperation with Drum Corps International. The IN STEP: Women of DCI program began in January of 2018 to support the participation of women in all facets of DCI and marching music performing arts — … Read more →

United We Stand. #BlackLivesMatter

In the drum corps activity, every person contributes to a larger whole; such that it is impossible to say “I” – only “WE.” We know that once our performers trade their uniforms and equipment for their street clothes, some face the added burden of racial injustice. Some of our members go from pursuing and achieving … Read more →

Surf Hosts Don’t Stop The Music Virtual Fun/Walk This Summer

  With the nation on lockdown and the DCI season effectively canceled for 2020, the Jersey Surf wants to rally our community of performers and drum corps fans for the Don’t Stop The Music Virtual Run/Walk. While dues and show fees go to keeping performers and staff housed, fed, and on the road, each corps … Read more →

Light Up the Jersey Surf’s Future for #GivingTuedayNow

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020, #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Alongside many corps within DCI, Jersey Surf has been affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, … Read more →

March Brass Section Rehearsal Weekend Moves to “Virtual Camp” Plan

As people everywhere work to curb the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, the Jersey Surf is shifting its plans for the coming weekend to help minimize potential exposure through person-to-person contact and to ensure continuity in its winter educational program and preparation for the 2020 Drum Corps International Tour. “In light of the considerable … Read more →

Surf Kicks Off 2019 Surf Holiday Campaign with #GivingTuesday

As the calendar year draws to a close, the excitement is just beginning for a new generation of marching musicians and color guard performers who will be living out their dream of taking part in the 2020 Drum Corps International Tour and the 30th Anniversary Season of the Jersey Surf. During this season of giving, … Read more →

Generous Donor Strives to Facilitate Inexpensive “World Class Experience” for Prospective New & Returning Members

A generous drum corps fan wishing to remain anonymous asked the Jersey Surf to consider a proposal to expose a potentially larger number of prospective performers to the DCI World Class experience by covering a significant portion of the organization’s facility rental, vehicle rental and meal expenses for the November 22-24 “Experience & Audition Camp” … Read more →

Alumni Host Town Hall

On Sunday, October 6th alumni members of the Board of Directors and the administrative staff held a Town Hall meeting for alumni, friends, and family of the Jersey Surf.  Assistant Corps Director STEPHANIE DUTCHER (hornline 2008 – 2001), and Board of Directors members JULIE HILL (color guard 2007 – 2009), GEOFF MARTIN (drumline 2000 – 2001), … Read more →

Alumni Spotlight: Emil Rodriguez-Powell ’00

Name:  Emil Rodriguez-Powell Section / Years Marched:  Colorguard, 2000  and  Colorguard Staff  2001,  2003, 2004 (just at the beginning of the summer) Where are you originally from? Born in Puerto Rico, my family settled in the Souderton, Pennsylvania area where I graduated from High School and my love for color guard started. Where do you live now?  I currently … Read more →

Fourth-Year Veteran Ethan Sears Takes the Podium as 2020 Drum Major

To kick off a year-long celebration of the organization’s 30th Anniversary, the Jersey Surf World Class Drum Corps is pleased to announce the selection of ETHAN SEARS to lead the corps as head Drum Major for the 2020 season. A lifelong resident of Warrenton Virginia, Ethan was introduced to band as a trombone player at … Read more →